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2018/2019 Speakers

Hello, Computer Scientists!

Every week or two, we will have someone visit or video-chat with our class. The speakers will talk about what excites them in the technology world, how they got where they are, and what they are looking forward to in the future. The goal is to challenge ideas, to create discussion and to show that computer science is not just programming, but is changing the world all around us.

Typical schedule for fall semester, 2018 is:

  • Periods 1 & 2 are at CTECH at 8 am.
  • Periods 3 & 4 are at CTECH at 10:30 am.
  • Periods 7 & 8 are at John Marshall High School at 1:20 and 2:10
Typical schedule for spring semester, 2019 is:
  • Periods 1 & 2 are at CTECH at 8 am.
  • Periods 7 & 8 are at Century High School at 1:20 and 2:10
The class will be on backchannelchat.com and I will moderate the questions and promote the most popular ones. The speaker can either have backchannelchat open themselves, or wait for me to ask questions on the class' behalf. Here is who we have lined up so far:
Name Company Topic Classes
Stella Windsor Self-employed Privacy and Security Sep 12
Mark Schleussner Mayo Clinic Java, Image Management
Dr. Nicole Anderson Winona State University What does it mean to major in CS? Oct 12
Jim Ma RCTC What does it mean to major in CS? Oct 12
Stephanie Bowron, Karl Fritz, Richard Noel Mayo Clinic Professional Hacking and Security Dec 1
Claire Duvallet M.I.T. Biological Engineering Dec 18
Homer McEwen KillaDBA Technology, Music and doing what you love Feb 9
Nadia Wood CTO, Thaddeus IT Architecture Feb 16
Dessa Harvey Brandhoot Professional Web Design Mar 9
Alicia Struble SPS Commerce Software Engineering Mar 23
Mike Lee Khan Academy Startups and Software Engineering April 27
Jamie Sundsbak, Nate Nordstrom and Chad Attlesey Collider, Brandhoot and Area 10 Careers in Technology May 11
Dean Johnson Cray Supercomputers Amazing Tech May 18
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